Download e-book for iPad: Agent-Based Computational Sociology by Flaminio Squazzoni

By Flaminio Squazzoni

ISBN-10: 0470711744

ISBN-13: 9780470711743

Most of the exciting social phenomena of our time, equivalent to overseas terrorism, social inequality, and concrete ethnic segregation, are outcomes of advanced types of agent interplay which are tough to watch methodically and experimentally. This publication appears to be like at a brand new study move that uses complicated computing device simulation modelling ideas to highlight agent interplay that permits us to provide an explanation for the emergence of social styles. It offers a mode to pursue analytical sociology investigations that examine correct social mechanisms in quite a few empirical occasions, akin to markets, city towns, and organisations. 

This book:

  • Provides a entire advent to epistemological, theoretical and methodological good points of agent-based modelling in sociology via a number of discussions and examples.
  • Presents the professionals and cons of utilizing agent-based types in sociology.
  • Explores agent-based types in combining quantitative and qualitative points, and micro- and macro degrees of analysis.
  • Looks at how one can pose an agent-based study query, choosing the version construction blocks, and the way to validate simulation results.
  • Features examples of agent-based versions that examine an important sociology issues.
  • Supported through an accompanying site that includes facts units and code for the types incorporated within the book.

 

Agent-Based Computational Sociology is written in a typical sociological language and contours examples of versions that examine all of the conventional explanatory demanding situations of sociology. Researchers and graduate scholars focused on the sphere of agent-based modelling and desktop simulation in parts akin to social sciences, cognitive sciences and laptop sciences will reap the benefits of this book.

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